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K Documentarian Dhera Strauss Cooks Up New “Kitchen Conversation”

Dhera Strauss

Kalamazoo College Video Specialist and Instructor Dhera Strauss will show a new cut of her documentary “Kitchen Conversations” this Sunday Nov. 4 at 4 PM and 7 PM at WMU’s Little Theater, located on the corner of Oakland Dr. and Oliver Lane. “Kitchen Conversations” includes 13 separate segments, each profiling a Kalamazoo-area woman in her kitchen preparing a recipe that reminds her of her family. The documentary features several women with connections to K, including Professor of Sociology and Anthropology (Emerita) Marigene Arnold, Professor of German Language and Literature (Emerita) Margo Light, Library Acquisitions Technician Renata Schnelker, Professor of Romance Languages and Literature Jan Solberg, and President Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran. Sunday’s screening of Strauss’s documentary, which debuted in 2010, includes an additional 20 minutes that focuses on local baker Judy Sarkozy. The screening is a fundraiser for Sarkozy’s effort to reopen her business destroyed by a fire earlier this year. There will be a suggested donation of $10, but all contributions are welcomed.